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George and the Dragon (2004)

PG | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 2004 (Russia)
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A knight returning from the Crusades takes on a dragon and becomes a legend.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Purefoy ... George
Piper Perabo ... Princess Lunna
Patrick Swayze ... Garth
Michael Clarke Duncan ... Tarik
Bill Treacher ... Elmendorf
Jean-Pierre Castaldi Jean-Pierre Castaldi ... Father Bernard
Rollo Weeks ... Wryn
Paul Freeman ... Sir Robert
Stefan Jürgens Stefan Jürgens ... Bulchar
Stefan Weinert ... Mercenary #1
Phil McKee ... McNally
Caroline Carver ... Sister Angela
Simon Callow ... King Edgar
Joan Plowright ... Mother Superior
Carl Chase Carl Chase ... Aard
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Storyline

The first crusade to free the Holy Land has ended. A mass of weary knights, squires, soldiers of fortune and priests are making their way home across a Europe that has changed forever. George, a handsome English knight, unsettled by the horrendous bloodletting he witnessed in Palestine, desires to hang up his sword and settle down to a quiet, peaceful life. On returning to England, George heads north where he's heard the land is good and the population sparse and of a kindly King named Edgaar. He finds King Edgaar in a terrible state. His beautiful daughter, Lunna has recently disappeared. In return for a small plot of land, George agrees to search for Princess Lunna. With Edgaar's faithful servant, Elmendorf, George sets out. George discovers the princess and the truth behind her strange disappearance. The quest now set before them ends in a love, a lie, and a legend that has lasted a thousand years. Written by Schleppy

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for action violence | See all certifications »

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Language:

English

Release Date:

2004 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$32,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Val Kilmer's cameo was filmed while on break from the Mindhunters (2004) shoot. See more »

Quotes

Sister Angela: [Watching George and Lunna argue] You'd think they were married the way they are carrying on.
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A selection of outtakes, bloopers and behind-the-scenes jokes are featured during the closing credits. See more »

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Version of The Magic Sword (1962) See more »

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It Will Always Be You
Composed by Gast Waltzing
Vocals by Maggie Parke
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Cute movie. Great fun.
27 August 2006 | by IrishCJH@aol.comSee all my reviews

I had been looking forward to seeing this movie through weeks of advertising and I was not disappointed.

The story was well written, with several interesting twists. The movie is a mix between legend and farce and is very well done. It is fast paced with just the right mix of seriousness and playfulness.

James Purefoy is excellent. His voice, his looks, his charisma are everything a knightly hero should be. His acting is extraordinary and his comic timing was superior. I had enjoyed him in his small role in "A Knight's Tale" and wondered if the promise he showed in that movie would carry over into others. His acting surpassed my expectations. The other actors and actresses play their roles well, too. They made an unbelievable story believable... well, almost.

The direction was not heavy handed, maintaining the lighthearted spontaneity of the movie. Costumes were great, sets were lovely, script was fun.

All in all, this is a movie I would recommend to my friends.


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